Demonstrators on Saturday gathered at John F. Kennedy International Airport to protest the detainment of two Iraqis. The pair was locked up following an executive order signed by President Donald Trump that bans all travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. People gathered at the Terminal 4 arrivals area in the afternoon after a protest was organized on social media.
Demonstrators held signs reading “Refugees Welcome” and “Let Them In.” A source on the ground told Vocativ that several hundred people were present at the terminal, and that the crowd was growing fast. “We’re here to tell Trump that we are not going anywhere,” lawyer and refugee advocate Jacki Esposito, who helped organize the protest, told NBC News. “Today is the beginning of a long opposition from us, and our neighbors all over the country.” READ MORE